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Jùmọké Bọlanle Adéyanju (2016)

I have seen // Memoirs of a Seer

My distorted home
My demons ran away
awaiting a child
And nothing else left.

Still, carve on this soil
the following: I have seen!

Every dirty sphere of life
and the hedonism they chanted

I alone have seen it

Eyes stained with blood
water to clear my sight, evaporated instantly
Eyes stained with blood

My distorted home
old friends ran away
awaiting a child
And nothing else left.

My conscious – Where is my world?
Please send me home.

I have seen.
Love that passes by.
Death that chases me, wallahi.
I have seen.

Write it down.

My distorted home
My heart ran away
awaiting a child
And nothing else left.

A bird calling me
This butterfly’s liquid song

Eyes filled with water
hands to wash my face, are missing
Eyes filled with water

Write it down.
Soon they will call me the mother of twins
And wonder where my husband has been

My distorted home
I won’t run away
awaiting children
Tears dry on their own

I found my happiness
pleasure
with Ogun
and Oshun
guarding gods
I will return home. Staying.

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